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SOUTHBANK GALLERY RE-OPENING

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I am delighted to be able to tell you that Southbank Printmakers Gallery will be re-opening on Wednesday 2nd December.

From Monday 7th December to Sunday 20th December I will the Artist in Focus, with a larger range of my framed and mounted prints on display in the gallery.

On both weekends there will be live music outside at Gabriel’s Wharf, so with that and the stalls and shops at the Oxo Tower and the Southbank Centre, it will be a great opportunity to grab a mulled wine and stroll along the river for a browse.

I will be in the gallery myself on Friday 18th and Sunday 20th so if you are out and about doing some Christmas shopping or just enjoying the pleasures of being in the city, do call in and say hello. I will de delighted to see you.

In the meantime, here on my website, you can see some brand new prints and recent paintings in the Liminal Landscapes gallery and some new Christmas cards in the shop

The Discerning Eye exhibition is also still live online - see below.

I hope to see you at Gabriel’s Wharf and that you have a busy and enjoyable December and a happy, relaxing Christmas and New Year break.







ING DISCERNING EXHIBITION 2020


JOURNEY HOME

















JOURNEY HOME

Monoprint and archival inkjet.

H190mm x W277mm



I am delighted to say that my print JOURNEY HOME has been selected for the 2020 ING Discerning Eye exhibition by art critic Tabish Khan aka @LondonArtCritic.

The exhibition, a national open competition, is normally held in the Mall Galleries in central London, but this year it is entirely online, and is available to view now at indeexhibition.org until 31st December.
I am very pleased to have work selected for the exhibition for the third time since 2015.


Inspired by a winter train journey down the east coast of Britain, this image is part of an ongoing series featuring liminal spaces and situations in which our everyday lives are suspended for a while.

Prints from the edition also featured in the Printmakers Council's exhibition JOURNEYS, which toured to London, Portsmouth and Chichester in 2019, and in their deposition of work with the Scarborough Art Gallery.

The print is also available from my online shop.


Coming up: When Southbank Printmakers Gallery reopens after lockdown, I will shortly afterwards become the gallery's Artist in Focus for a period of two weeks.

More details on that soon.



PLATONIC LEAVES







The arrival of the coronavirus has meant that the lovely gallery I joined last summer, Southbank Printers, is now closed for the foreseeable future.
Coming just ahead of the busy Spring and summer season and a planned group exhibition to celebrate the gallery’s 20th anniversary, this is a blow for all of the members.

As well as continuing to work away in the studio in anticipation of better times ahead, I have decided to start selling my work direct from this website.

In the shop you can see a range of recent and new prints, together with a selection of some of my best selling cards.

Enjoy a good browse!

Postage and package is free with in the UK.

During the coronavirus emergency measures, I will donate 10% of all sales proceeds to Ealing Foodbank.

Other works on the website can also be purchased – please contact me via the form if the work you like is not featured in the shop.





BEYOND LANDSCAPE - an exhibition at One Paved Court Gallery





Image: detail from Journey Home by Alison Lumb. Inkjet and monoprint.













In November 2019 I will be exhibiting a range of new work together with painter and filmmaker Deborah Burnstone, at One Paved Court gallery in Richmond, Surrey.

Deborah I share an interest in how individuals seek out and interact with particular landscapes.

My work encompasses printmaking, painting and mixed media works involving both. I am intrigued by the way we seek out places which allow us to escape for a while from daily life with its schedules, concerns and demands, and even from ourselves for a while. Subjects include train and road journeys and people in public spaces.

Deborah explores places at the edges of human settlement; stretches of road at night, the coast, the riverbank. In her paintings and videos people gaze out to sea and wander the landscape. Her videos interweave sound, voice, stories, time and place and are made from spontaneous encounters with people and place.


Flier image: detail from Metal  Detector by Deborah Burnstone. Oil on canvas


We are both delighted that One Paved Court is hosting the exhibition. The gallery is in the heart of Richmond and close to the river Thames.

The private view is by invitation only. If you would like to attend, please rsvp to: rsvp@onepavedcourt.co.uk

The exhibition opens on Wednesday the 13th of November and closes on Sunday the 24th of November. Opening hours are Wednesday-Sunday 12-5pm.

On Saturday the 23rd of November at 2:30 p.m. Deborah and I will be giving a short talk on themes and process. Everyone is welcome to that with no need to rsvp. The exhibition will be open as usual during the talk.

Either Deborah or I will be there each day during the exhibition.

There are further images and more information here



SOUTHBANK PRINTMAKERS GALLERY

I am delighted to announce that in July 2019 I will be joining Southbank Printmakers, a gallery situated in Gabriel's Wharf alongside the river Thames, close to Tate Modern and the Southbank Centre. The gallery is a co-operative of around forty artists. New members are elected following the submission of a portfolio of work. All prints at Southbank Gallery are original limited editions, and a wide variety of styles and techniques are featured.

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From July 2019 a selection of my limited edition prints will be available, and a range of my cards.

The gallery is staffed by the artists and I will be there every five weeks or so – dates will be posted on Instagram and Twitter.

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My new limited edition mini screen print FOUNTAIN I was inspired by the summer fountains at the Royal Festival Hall. It featured in the Southbank Printmakers mini print exhibition in May 2019, and will be available permanently there from July.













LATER THIS YEAR…

ONE PAVED COURT


Photo by Nick Guttridge

In November 2019, I will be exhibiting a range of work with fellow artist Deborah Burnstone at ONE PAVED COURT in Richmond, Surrey. This beautiful gallery was established by a group of artists and architects to create a space where they can offer ‘ an exciting programme of innovative, serious and stimulating work, and the opportunity to engage directly with artists working in a range of media’. Deborah and I will be showing paintings, prints and video exploring the resonance of urban, edgeland and other liminal places. More details to come about this later in the year.

And finally,,,

My screen print FLOAT, which has entered the Victoria and Albert museum archive as part of a box set by members of the UK Printmakers Council, is also featuring in an exhibition of those mini prints at Scarborough Art Gallery, until 9th September 2019.

SCARBOROUGH EXHIBITION



INCOGNITO

LOOK Screenprint


It was a pleasure to be invited to make and donate a postcard sized art work to the Royal Overseas League's INCOGNITO exhibition. Artists from all over the world make work which is exhibitied anonymously, the artist's identity only being revealed after a sale. The proceeds go towards funding their educational projects in marginalised areas of India, Pakistan and Namibia, with a focus on work with girls in rural areas. So it was satisifying to see that my new screenprint LOOK sold at the opening.

THE DISCERNING EYE 2018

IMMORTALS


I am delighted to say that two of my recent screen prints, IMMORTALS and WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME have been accepted for The Discerning Eye, an exhibition which takes place annually at the Mall Galleries in central London.
Around half of the works in the exhibition are chosen by individual jurors from an open submission of around two thousand entries. The remaining work is by artists who are invited by the jurors. The exhibition will run from 15th-25th November.